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View looking west along Great Western Road which bisects the Hillhead ward
Area2.92 km2 (1.13 sq mi)
Population25,411 (2015)[1]
• Density8,702.4/km2 (22,539/sq mi)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG3, G4, G12, G20
Dialling code0141
List of places
Hillhead Ward (2017) within Glasgow
Hillhead Ward (2017) within Glasgow

Hillhead (Ward 11) is one of the 23 wards of Glasgow City Council.[2] On its creation in 2007 and in 2012 it returned four council members, using the single transferable vote system.[3] For the 2017 Glasgow City Council election, the boundaries were changed substantially, the ward slightly decreased in population and returned three members.


Situated to the west of Glasgow city centre, the core of the ward which has remained since its 2007 creation consists of Hillhead, Kelvinbridge, Gilmorehill (the University of Glasgow main campus), Woodlands and Woodside, with boundaries being the M8 motorway to the south-east and the Port Dundas branch of the Forth and Clyde Canal to the north-east.

Other aspects of the ward were substantially altered in 2017, with the Dowanhill and Hyndland neighbourhoods reassigned to a new Partick East/Kelvindale ward and Byres Road becoming the south-west boundndary; most of the North Kelvinside neighbourhood (streets to the east of Queen Margaret Drive, which became Hillhead's north-west boundary) was gained from the Canal ward, and the Park District (along with Kelvingrove Park itself) was gained from the Anderston/City ward, with the park's south entrances the new southern boundary of Hillhead.

Following these alterations, it was the smallest ward in physical size but the most densely populated, despite the park taking up a proportion of the territory.


According to the 2011 census,[4] the ethnicity of the population was:

Ethnicity Proportion
White Scottish/British 68.97%
White Irish 3%
Other White 8%
Mixed Ethnic Groups 1.17%
Indian 2.33%
Pakistani 6.08%
Bangladeshi 0.02%
Chinese 4.89%
Other Asian 1.61%
African 1.81%
Caribbean or Black 0.03%
Other Ethnic Group 1.63%


Election Councillors
2007 Hanzala Malik
Kenneth Elder
(Liberal Democrats)
George A Roberts
Martha Wardrop
2011 by Ken Andrew
2012 Martin McElroy
Pauline McKeever
2017 Hanzala Malik
3 seats

Current representation

The three councillors representing the area since 4 May 2017 are:

Election results


Main article: 2007 Glasgow City Council election



See also[edit]


  1. ^ City Ward Factsheets 2017: Ward 11 - Hillhead, Glasgow City Council
  2. ^ "United Kingdom: Scotland | Council Areas and Electoral Wards". City Population. 30 June 2019. Retrieved 28 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Teale, Andrew (27 December 2008). "Local Election Results 2007 (Glasgow)" (PDF). Local Elections Archive Project. Retrieved 4 May 2012.
  4. ^
  5. ^ Martha Wardrop
  6. ^ Ken Andrew
  7. ^ Hanzala Malik
  8. ^ "Labour MSP under fire for double job". HeraldScotland. 29 September 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2020.
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